U.S. Mission Geneva

U.S. Statement at the Adoption of the UPR Working Group Report for The Gambia

We are deeply concerned by human rights abuses in The Gambia. We support the recommendations from Spain and the U.K. to investigate torture allegations and those from numerous member states relating to protecting freedom of expression.

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Item 2 General Debate – Report of the High Commissioner

The United States strongly condemns ISIL’s recent attacks on Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria and its ongoing abuses against Iraqi and Syrian civilians of all faiths and backgrounds.

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U.S. Intervention on the UN OHCHR Report on Iraq Human Rights Situation

The United States is committed to supporting the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL, including in helping to address atrocities in Iraq.

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Thematic Discussion on Technical Cooperation to Support Inclusive and Participatory Development and Poverty Eradication at the National Level

The United States strongly supports technical assistance and capacity-building in the area of human rights.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert (IE) for the Republic of Mali

The U.S. commends the Government of Mali’s efforts to reform the National Human Rights Commission and to establish mobile counseling centers to expedite judicial proceedings for crimes committed in northern Mali.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, Gustavo Gallón

The United States recognizes and commends the Government of Haiti for cooperating with the Independent Expert in the effort to improve the lives of its people.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert (IE) for Cote d’Ivoire

The U.S. remains concerned about the human rights situation in Cote d’Ivoire. We are hopeful that the move toward national reconciliation will continue through ongoing inclusive political dialogue and efforts to hold perpetrators of human rights violations and abuses responsible.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert (IE) for the Central African Republic (CAR)

The U.S. joins the IE in calling on the authorities to advance the transition process, including by holding the “Bangui Forum” to advance national dialogue, continuing the constitutional reform process, and accelerating preparations for free and fair elections.

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Item 9 General Debate: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

The United States remains deeply committed to fighting racism and racial discrimination at home and abroad.

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Item 8: General Debate

We work daily to increase our capacity to prevent, mitigate, and respond to mass atrocities through better coordination domestically and stronger partnerships abroad.

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